The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 96 90 98
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 21 31 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.31% 1.81% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.87% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 14
Average salary £60,000 £76,250 £59,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.31% +28.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £60,000 £47,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £79,250 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Solutions Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1513 1660 1757
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.03% 96.91% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1189 1237 1403
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cheshire region.

Solutions Architect Salary Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -3 6 - -
Crewe - 6 £61,250 -
Knutsford -7 1 - -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 13 (26.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (20.41%) Web Services
4 10 (20.41%) Big Data
5 9 (18.37%) Data Centre
5 9 (18.37%) Cisco
6 8 (16.33%) Retail
6 8 (16.33%) Migration
7 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.29%) VMware
7 7 (14.29%) EMC
7 7 (14.29%) Citrix
7 7 (14.29%) SAN
7 7 (14.29%) NetApp
7 7 (14.29%) .NET
7 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 7 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.29%) Web Development
7 7 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (12.24%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
8 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.24%) TOGAF
9 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.20%) Java
10 4 (8.16%) COBOL
10 4 (8.16%) MS Excel

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon Glacier
1 2 (4.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 2 (4.08%) Route 53
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon S3
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) SAN
2 4 (8.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) Big Data
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
3 2 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Retail
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Web Services
2 7 (14.29%) .NET
3 4 (8.16%) Middleware
4 3 (6.12%) J2EE
5 2 (4.08%) EJB
5 2 (4.08%) JSP
5 2 (4.08%) Servlets
5 2 (4.08%) WSDL
5 2 (4.08%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.08%) Replication
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.08%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) VME
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.33%) Migration
4 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 7 (14.29%) Web Development
5 6 (12.24%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (12.24%) Business Analysis
5 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.24%) TOGAF
6 4 (8.16%) Service Management
6 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.16%) Software Architecture
6 4 (8.16%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (6.12%) Wealth Management
7 3 (6.12%) Security Architecture
7 3 (6.12%) SDLC
7 3 (6.12%) SABSA
7 3 (6.12%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) Java
2 4 (8.16%) COBOL
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.08%) SQL
4 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.08%) CCNP
1 2 (4.08%) CCDP
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
1 2 (4.08%) JNCIS
1 2 (4.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.04%) GMP
2 1 (2.04%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) SCCM
1 4 (8.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Cisco
2 7 (14.29%) VMware
2 7 (14.29%) EMC
2 7 (14.29%) Citrix
2 7 (14.29%) NetApp
3 4 (8.16%) Siebel
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) ICL
3 4 (8.16%) Fujitsu
4 2 (4.08%) Juniper
4 2 (4.08%) F5